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12 Empowering Quotes of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Quotes

1 – And I prayed to God to make me strong and able to fight, and that’s what I’ve always prayed for ever since.

2 – Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

3 – Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

4 – I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.

5 – I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.

6 – I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.

7 – I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.

8 – I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.

9 – I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

10 – It wasn’t me, it was the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ and He always did.

11 – Never wound a snake; kill it.

12 – Slavery is the next thing to hell.


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21 Turkish Proverbs

Turkish Proverb - No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back

1 – A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.

2 – A lake forms drop by drop.

3 – A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.

4 – A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.

5 – Abundance is from activity.

6 – Good actions are never lost.

7 – Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak.

8 – He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.

9 – If and When were planted and Nothing grew.

10 – It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful not to ask.

11 – Kind words will unlock an iron door.

12 – No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.

13 – Patience is the key to paradise.

14 – There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

15 – Today’s egg is better than tomorrow’s hen.

16 – Tomorrow is another day.

17 – Two captains sink the ship.

18 – Two heads are better than one.

19 – Who gossips to you will gossip about you.

20 – Wish well, be well.

21 – You harvest what you sow.


Turkish Proverb - Patience is the Key to Paradise

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48 Danish Proverbs

Stop and Smell the Roses


1 – A bird may be ever so small, it always seeks a nest of its own.

2 – A bold attempt is half success.

3 – A bold man has luck in his train.

4 – A child must creep until it learns to walk.

5 – A crowd is not company.

6 – A fool only wins the first game.

7 – A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile.

8 – A good neighbor is better than a brother far off.

9 – A good pilot is not known when the sea is calm and the weather fair.

10 – A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

11 – A little stone may upset a large cart.

12 – A man’s character reaches town before his person.

13 – A penny in time is as good as a dollar.

14 – A short rest is always good.

15 – A slip of the foot may soon be recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never.

16 – A willing helper does not wait until he is asked.

17 – Act honestly, and answer boldly.

18 – Advice after injury is like medicine after death.

19 – Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

20 – An old man’s sayings are seldom untrue.

21 – Another man’s burden is always light.

22 – Bad is never good until worse happens.

23 – Better a little furniture than an empty house.

24 – Better a little in peace and with right, than much with anxiety and strife.

25 – Better ask twice than lose your way once.

26 – Better half a loaf than none at all.

27 – Blame is the lazy man’s wages.

28 – Break one link and the whole chain falls apart.

29 – Faults are thick where love is thin.

30 – He that does not save pennies, will never have pounds.

31 – He that inquires much, learns much.

32 – It is best to be on the safe side.

33 – It is easy to manage when fortune favors.

34 – It is easy to sit at the helm in fine weather.

35 – “It will come back,” said the man, when he gave his sow pork.

36 – Keep your nose out of another’s mess.

37 – Kind words don’t wear out the tongue.

38 – Let deeds match words.

39 – Life begins at forty.

40 – Speaking silence is better than senseless speech.

41 – Speech is silver, but silence is golden.

42 – Speedy execution is the mother of good fortune.

43 – Stop and smell the roses.

44 – That which must be, will be.

45 – Where you cannot climb over, you must creep under.

46 – You can have too much of a good thing.

47 – You may always find an opportunity in your sleeve, if you like.

48 – You may force a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.

Danish Proverb - Stop and Smell the Roses
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Fyodor Dostoevsky Bibliography

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes.

Fyodor Dostoevsky - Major Works

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Essay collections

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50 Strict Rules The British Royal Family Has to Follow

50 Strict Rules The British Royal Family Has to Follow

1 – When the Queen stands, you stand. When the Queen stands, it’s protocol for everyone to follow.

2 – No one can eat after the Queen has finished her meal. When dining as a family, after the Queen has taken her last bite, everyone needs to stop eating.

3 – Bowing and curtsying is a requirement. Men of the royal family perform a neck bow, while women curtsy when greeting the Queen.

4 – Marriage comes with a new name. Members of the Royal Family take a new name when they’re married.

5 – PDA is looked down upon, especially while traveling. The Royal Family even refrain from holding hands.

6 – Approval is needed before a proposal. According to the Royal Marriages Act of 1772, Royal descendants must seek the monarch’s approval before proposing.

7 – A Royal Wedding bouquet must contain myrtle. Every Royal bride carries myrtle in her wedding bouquet.

8 – Every Royal wedding party must include a crop of children. Royal wedding parties are usually made up of young children.

9 – Until 2011, the Royal Family was prohibited from marrying anyone catholic. Now, they can marry someone of any faith.

10 – The family can’t have political views. The Royal Family isn’t allowed to vote or speak publicly about politics.

11 – …Nor can they run for office. Since voting is off the table, members of the Royal Family aren’t allowed to hold any type of political office.

12 – Monopoly is a forbidden board game amongst the Royal Family. Quite possibly the weirdest rule, the Royal Family can’t play Monopoly (though we imagine this is a “rule” that can be broken).

13 – Dinner conversations are formulated. At dinner parties, the Queen begins by speaking to the person seated to her right. During the second course of the meal, she switches to the guest on her left.

14 – When a Royal travels abroad, they’re required to pack an all-black outfit. Every family member must be prepared with a funeral-appropriate ensemble, in case of a sudden death.

15 – Two heirs aren’t allowed to travel together. Once Prince George turns 12, he and Harry will have to fly separately.

16 – The family isn’t allowed to sign autographs or take selfies. Don’t even think about approaching them with that selfie stick.

17 – The family can’t eat shellfish. Shellfish is off limits to the family, namely because it is more likely to cause food poisoning than others.

18 – You can’t touch a Royal. It’s rumored that the royal family can’t be touched by non-royals.

19 – They can’t wear fur. In the 12th century, King Edward III banned all royals from wearing fur — but this rule has been repeatedly broken.

20 – Event seating is very much planned. Seating is arranged by order of precedence at all royal events, but factors like age, language, and interests go into account when organizing events.

21 – In fact, there’s an entire office dedicated to the organizing of guests. The Office of the Marshal of the Court refer to themselves as “mini hosts.”

22 – The Royal Family must adhere to a strict dress code. The Royal Family’s dress code is modest, and no members are seen in casual clothing.

23 – Even Prince George has a dress code. He always wears tailored shorts, never pants.

24 – Women must wear hats to all formal events. The fancier, the better.

25 – After 6 p,m,, hats are off and tiaras are on. If an event is held indoors after 6 p.m., women swap their hats for tiaras.

26 – But, tiaras are reserved for married women. A woman who attends an event sans tiara is on the market.

27 – And tiaras must be angled properly. Although tiaras were traditionally worn towards the front of the head, the modern style is worn farther back on the head at a 45-degree angle.

28 – The Queen’s breakfast menu is non-negotiable. Every morning, the Queen has English tea followed by Cornflakes.

29 – The family must accept gifts. The family is required to graciously accept the many (and bizarre) gifts they’re given on a regular basis.

30 – The Queen insists on spending a week preparing for Christmas. The family’s annual Christmas celebration is held at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, and she arrives a week early to prepare.

31 – The family doesn’t open presents on Christmas Day. Instead of opening presents on Christmas day, the Royal Family exchanges gifts in the Red Drawing Room during tea time one Christmas Eve.

32 – Garlic isn’t allowed at Buckingham Palace. It’s rumored that the Queen hates garlic, so no dishes at Buckingham Palace are made with the ingredient.

33 – Neither are potatoes, rice, and pasta. The Queen has strict rules against eating potatoes, rice, or pasta for dinner.

34 – The family is excepted to learn multiple languages. Prince George has already learned to count in Spanish.

35 – A clean-cut, put-together image is key. Maybe that’s why Kate gets a blowout three times a week.

36 – You can’t turn your back on the Queen. After a conversation with the Queen has ended, she’s the first to leave — no one is allowed to turn their back to her.

37 – Even the children are excepted to be graceful. As soon as children are born into the Royal Family, they’re immediately groomed to both wave and speak gracefully.

38 – The Queen’s wardrobe must be bright. The Queen is known for her bright, neon-colored outfits, as she likes to make sure she can be easily spotted in large crowds.

39 – Women are expected to sit a certain way. The options are legs crossed at the knee or ankle.

40 – If the Queen moves her purse to her right arm, her staff must cut off her conversation. The Queen uses her purse to send subtle signals to her staff. If she moves the purse from her left arm to her right, it’s her hint that she’s ready to finish her conversation.

41 – And when she places her purse on a table, dinner is officially over. If the Queen is at dinner and she puts her purse on the table, dinner needs to come to an end within five minutes.

42 – Cleavage isn’t a part of the Royal dress code. Diana used her clutches as a way to hide her cleavage when exiting a car.

43 – Nicknames are completely forbidden. Even though the press still uses Kate’s nickname, she actually goes by Catherine.

44 – Utensils placement is very important. If Royals need to exit the room during dinner, but haven’t finished their food, they cross their utensils so the staff doesn’t remove their plate. If they’re finished with a meal, they place the utensils at an angle, with the handles at the bottom right of the plate.

45 – …As is teacup holding. Royal Family members pinch the teacup handle with their index finger and thumb, while their middle finger secures the bottom.

46 – Chin placement isn’t overlooked. Royal women need to pose with their chin parallel to the ground.

47 – The Queen isn’t required to have a driver’s licence. The Queen is the only person in the U.K who may drive without a licence, or registration plates.

48 – The Queen’s dogs are always prepared gourmet meals. It’s no secret that the Queen loves her corgis, but, unlike your pets, hers are required to eat gourmet meals, prepared daily by an in-house chef and hand-delivered by a footman.

49 – …And the Royal corgis are never reprimanded. The Queen lets her corgis do as they please.

50 – Prince Phillip is required to walk behind the Queen. Since their marriage, Phillip must walk a few steps behind the Queen at all times.

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